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COMPETITION DATES 2019 / A Unique Opportunity For Emerging Talent!

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We run four different competitions throughout the year: Film, Comedy, Writing for Children and TV Drama. All competitions are judged by readers, a script selection panel and an industry jury, selected for their proven expertise in that medium. To find out how to applyCompetitions page. For any further queries feel free to contact us, we'll happily respond.

2019 SCRIPT COMPETITIONS

Dates & Deadlines



FILM*
Applications for Film open on Friday 18 January 2019, 12pm. To apply for Film please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 20 February 2019, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Tuesday 30 January 2019, 5pm.

TV COMEDY
Applications for TV Comedy open on the Monday 4th March 2019, 12pm. To apply for TV Comedy please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 10 April 2019, 5pm**. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by 22 March 2019, 5pm. 

YA and CHILDREN'S MEDIA**
Applications for Children’s Media open on Monday 27 May 2019, 12pm. To apply for Children’s Media please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 18 July 2019, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Tuesday 12 June, 5pm. Scripts can be any medium.

TV DRAMA
Applications for TV Drama open on Tuesday 27 August 2019, 12pm. To apply for TV Drama please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Monday 01 October 2019, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by 20 September 2019, 5pm. 


*Film Competition Scripts can be any genre, feature or short film

**YA & Children Scripts can be any genre, and any medium tv drama, sitcom, feature or short film
***All Event Dates: still to be announced and may be subject to change always check our website



STATUS UPDATES & REPORTS


All Writers: Are sent a status update by email. This is usually sent out two to three weeks prior to the event date. Showcased writers are always contacted.
Reports: Are sent via WeTransfer in the week leading up to the event date.

PRIZES


Three winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Initiative get: A fantastic Industry showcase at BAFTA's London HQ with professional actors and directors, industry introductions, access to bespoke masterclasses and a tailored career planning and profile building session to provide support in navigating the industry. Five tickets to the live showcase with a travel allowance for those outside of the M25.

Short Listed Writers: Writers whose work makes it to the final stage with the jury get two tickets to the live showcase.



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